The Internet Writing Journal
ISSN No. 1095-3973
Volume 3, Issue 8.

In This Issue:

A Conversation with Sue Grafton
Don't miss our exclusive interview with #1 New York Times bestselling mystery author Sue Grafton, author of the immensly popular and award-winning mystery series starring private investigator Kinsey Millhone. Sue talks with us about the latest entry in the series, O is for Outlaw, her decision to finally reveal more about Kinsey's past than readers have ever known before, what she learned during her years writing for Hollywood and gives insight into her special muse she calls her Shadow.

Talking Mystery With Lawrence Block
A Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster and the winner of three Edgar and four Shamus awards, bestselling novelist Lawrence Block writes mysteries for every taste. The creator of Urban Lonely Guy hitman Keller, gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, adventurous spy Evan Tanner and the hardboiled private eye, Matt Scudder, Block has legions of fans who eagerly await his next book. He also has several writing books to his credit. Listen in as Larry talks with us about his mega-book tour (60+ cities) and his latest books, and gives some great advice to writers about crafting a story.

Talking Horror with Ellen Datlow
Fantasy, SF and Horror lovers won't want to miss our chat with industry insider Ellen Datlow, the former Senior Editor of OMNI and OMNI Internet, and the current Editor of Event Horizon: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, a webzine founded September, 1998, by the four creators/editors of Omni Internet. Ellen also edits the annual anthology, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Collection. A Consulting Editor for Tor, she has won five World Fantasy Awards. Ellen talks with us about changes in the industry, what kinds of stories attract her as an editor and as a reviewer, and gives us her picks for the scariest stories ever. (Hint: Any story Ellen Datlow thinks is scary should be quickly scooped up for reading by aspiring horror writers).

What's New On The Bookshelves?
Visit our Book Review section to see what our reviewers have to say about the latest books. See our new reviews this month in these genres: mysteries, thrillers, nonfiction, computers/web design, fantasy/SF/horror, romance, writing and children's.

More Help for Aspiring Songwriters
In her article, "Do-It-Yourself Music Publishing - Part V," nationally syndicated radio talk show host, songwriter and CEO of CQK Music & Records Mary Dawson continues her ongoing series for beginning songwriters. In Part V, Mary inspires you to keep writing songs and tells you how hard work, short range goals and perservance can bring you luck in the music business.

The Business of Writing
Are you familiar with contracts, agreements, negotiations and the rights you have when you create a short story or an article? Don't miss this article from the new 2000 Writer's Market (Writer's Digest Books) for top-notch advice on copyright issues, taxes and other information you must know about the business of writing.

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